We had a couple of stressful hours here. Around 5pm, the nurses here appeared to decide that we had messed around long enough and that they wanted to induce labor before their coffee break.
They trotted out a lot of pressure and ‘we know what we’re doing’ and ‘safety of the child’ stuff, and didn’t listen once when we told them that we didn’t want to have a lot of intervention in the process.
After that, we both has some really supportive conversations with Grandma Marcia and Grandma Susan. They bucked us up, and we dragged our heels until the shift changed.
When the new midwife showed up and started bugging Jamie about “Getting Things Going”, Jamie told her to stuff it, and that we’d be waiting until morning before doing anything more.
Now we’re relaxed again and waiting for our girl to show up in her own time.